InDesign performance issue: Text disappears while editing
When editing a text box, the text disappears.
I have to switch the display mode (Overview > Normal or Normal > Overview) to make the text appear again.
This bug occurs frequently (10~20 times a day) but I did not identify what is the trigger.
Build 126.96.36.199 x64
Windows 10 x64
Thank you for reporting the issue. Our investigation revealed that the problem manifests in multiple use cases.
We have fixed the issue in some of the use cases and are currently working on the remaining ones.
Please update your InDesign to the latest version, id 14.0.3 to try out the fix.
We shall update here once we have addressed all the remaining use case
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Well, I have the latest version of InDesign from the Cloud and, is happening to me. It never happened before
So far there have bee 2 updates since I posted, and I thought all was fixed, but alas, my text is still disappearing. I have managed a couple files without issue, but today it happened again. I can't work like this as I have to backwards save all the files I have already done to work on my old machine (2015 MBP with IDCS5). It is disappointing
Ya, it's back baby, and bigger than ever.
16.4 on an M1 Mac mini.
I'm having the same problem - have to zoom in and zoom out or move the page to make it reappear... please fix! MacBook Air 2020 and Big Sur 11.5.2 - Indesign 16.4... HELP!!
brayden swire commented
Still having the same bug! never happened when i was using my early 2013 mc book pro, but happens lmost constantly with my m1 macbook air.
Please fix this bug
still have this bug
M1 MacBook Air / Big Sur 11.4 / Everything in text box disappears when editing text in document created by somebody else in same InDesign version (16.4) but Windows edition.
Still having this problem as well. Countless times a day. A quick fix I've found is pressing "W" to switch to presentation mode and then back. This is an extremely annoying problem that must be fixed!!
Still not fixed
I have a brand new pink iMac and this is happening to me as well, in a very small and basic inDesign file. I am nowhere near my max RAM.
It's still happening, there is a glitch on the newest update of Indeisgn. The text keeps disappearing. I have an M1 brand new MacBook Pro and its happening the whole time, it's slowing my work flow down considerably. Please can you fix this glitch immediately.
I have a brand new iMac and using new Adobe software and this has been happening for awhile now. And Adobe support hasn't been able to advise on how to fix it!
Manny Lizarraga commented
M1 MacBook Air, OS X 11.4, InDesign 16.3.2 - This issue has been bugging me since I bought this laptop. Come on Adobe, it has been months. FIX THIS PLEASE!
Same highly frustrating issue on my M1 macbook air. Text disappears about every other edit. Need to zoom in and out to make it reappear.
Adobe you need to get this horrendus bug fixed immediately!
Document layout amateur hour. Is Word becoming a better alternative than Indesign??
Laurie Ruhlin commented
This is happening on my M1 Mac mini 16.3.2 big sur.
I, too, am having this issue on an M1 MacBook. Used multiple fonts. I have to Undo the typing or move the text box to make the text visible. Tried to upload a video, but I guess it is too large.
Further testing seems to be that it happens when I re-activate the text box to do further edits.
Same problem here on Mac Mini M1, all latest software. Every text disappears after my first edit / input. Unable to get things done.
Upgraded to the new iMac and this is happening to me too. SO infuriating!! It's taking me double the time to create a brochure layout! I tried downgrading to the previous Indesign (16.3.1) but still having the same issue. Please help.
Since upgrading to an M1 Mac mini, I've been experiencing this issue constantly. Like others, I zoom in and out to see the text again, but it might only last a few seconds before it disappears again.
same issue here.
M1, latest indesign.
text keeps on disappearing while editing it.
really su*** and that bug is a pain to work with.
Only solution I found out is to quickly zoom in and out again (alt + / alt -)
Adobe, you better fix that!